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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 12, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: formats

It's just come to my attention that there was some confusion as far as what format the movies I uploaded actually were. I was uploading DivX files but when the page was ready they were showing as MPEG4s. I don't know why that was happening but I believe I fixed the problem. I went down the list and now they should all show as DivX. I think I got them all but in case I missed any, leave a post or a review and if it's one of mine, I should be able to fix it. It shouldn't happen with anything I upload from here on.

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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jun 13, 2009 1:00am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: formats

Okay, I'll try this post again. (Typing in the dark on a keyboard with black keys is NOT recommended, lol.) All I meant to say in response is that there seems to be so many file formats that it is a Tower of Babel, but IMHO I have found MPEG2 by far the best format (albeit the largest files), and for me, *the* choice for making the highest quality DVD burning for the collection which threatens to swallow the house.

Anyway, beyond that, if I say any more about video file formats, somebody will bitch. We've got 3 relatives still in serious medical situations, one in the ICU for 2 weeks, and I'm about to lose what's left of my marbles. I think I'll watch a Larry B film tonight, because his films do have that oh-so-special, valium-like quality, y'know. Forget pizza and root beer...this one calls for tacos and Cherry Coke. And a great big fistful of Goetz' Caramel Creams. Off to the concession stand I go...

Niters!



This post was modified by cosmicola on 2009-06-13 08:00:37

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 14, 2009 12:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: formats

I agree with you on a lot of points. Personally, when I download a flick, I tend to opt for the larger mpegs, 1GB or more. However, (and I'm only speaking for myself, mind you) when I'm uploading, I like to convert my material to 700MB DivX for a few reasons:
1) Many dvd players will play cds with divx files on them, so all a person has to do is download it, burn it on a cd(rw), and play it on his/her tv with the fore-mentioned pizza and root beer.
2) Time. Had I opted to upload them at their original size, I'd still be uploading right now. As it was, it took about six hours to put up one movie, and I'm not the most patient guy in the world.
3) Know-how. The DivX Author is the only program I know how to use to convert and edit files. Maybe some time in the future, when I have more spare time, I can experiment with other methods, but until then, this is how I'm going to do it. Maybe my stuff ain't high def, but neither was my source material to begin with. Some might disagree, and they can if they wish, but I think my way works pretty good all in all. It's all about convenience.

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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jun 15, 2009 3:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: formats

I understand, and I know it would take forever to upload those MPEGs files unless you have a really fast connection. I sure don't have one--I've got the "budget broadband" deal with the cable company. I'm grateful for everything you folks have uploaded, believe me, but sometimes I pine for more MPEG2 files of certain titles. They take hours to upload and download, but make for very impressive home-made DVDs. I found a vintage romantic comedy for the missus on IA the other day, and it was almost a 4 GB file! All I can say is, I sure hope she likes the movie! lol

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 15, 2009 9:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: formats

What was the name of the movie? Maybe I should make a smaller mpeg2 file from the 4-gigabyte one and upload it.

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Poster: cosmicola Date: Jun 15, 2009 1:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: formats

It was The Lady Says No, and I did get it downloaded finally. It's 3.3 GB MPEG2 and looks great. Just had to start it and go away. There was another one that was 3.9 GB but now I can't recall the title.

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